Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – January 2nd, 2015

Nettle Lake (Williams County) – Nettle Lake is 115 acres in size with 3.8 miles of shoreline. Most of the shoreline is privately owned, which limits public access. A public boat ramp is located off CR 4.75 at the southwest corner or the lake. Anglers should have good luck this time of year fishing for crappies. Try fishing under the privately owned boat docks from a boat. Anglers should also try for crappie using minnows along the edges. Nettle Lake has some unique boating regulations that anglers need to be aware of. There is no horsepower limit; however, between 6 p.m. and 10 a.m., boats must operate at an idle speed. Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. there are no speed restrictions.

Pleasant Hill Reservoir (Richland-Ashland County line) – With 781 acres of water and 13 miles of shoreline, Pleasant Hill Reservoir has plenty to offer. The reservoir is located next to Mohican State Forest, two miles southwest of Perrysville. The boat ramp and marina are on Covert Road, right off State Route 95. Crappie should be biting this time of year. Try fishing for crappie along the rocky ledge on the southern shore near the southern bend and in the small coves along the southern part of the reservoir.

Findlay Reservoir #2 (Hancock County) – Findlay Reservoir #2 is southwest of Findlay on Township Road 207. It is 629 acres in size with 4.2 miles of shoreline. There is a full boat ramp at the southern shore of the reservoir. Depth of the reservoir ranges from 18 feet to 37 feet. Fishing from a boat usually offers the best success. Excellent numbers of yellow perch and white bass can be found, along with good numbers of crappie and walleyes. Try casting jigs and tubes into the windward shore for walleyes. There is a 9.9-horsepower limit on the reservoir.

Upper Sandusky Reservoir #2 (118 acres; Wyandot County) – Crappie: Try fishing around standing timber and brush. Live minnows fished under a bobber usually produce the best; however, some anglers cast 1⁄8- ounce jigs with a twister tail tipped with a waxworm. Reservoir closes at 10 p.m.

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